Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant

4.8
2170 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bacchus wine bar and restaurant is located in the historic Calumet building in the heart of Buffalo's entertainment district. A seasonal menu highlights the best available ingredients from local and regional farms. Together with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this elegant yet casual restaurant has continually been ranked as one of Buffalo's best
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4.7
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SteveA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely return.

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DianeH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Expected more wine by the glass selections. Swordfish was very good. Very dark interior .

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onion251
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar with my friend for dinner and drinks. Fantastic bar tenders, amazing service. We both had the tuna and it was delightful. Cooked perfectly, seasoned great and a healthy portion. All around a great experience. Next time I am in town I will be back.

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GMBD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends who had never been & they loved it too! And they were able to get us a table outside! Beautiful place & night. As always pleased overall!

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TASHAP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary at this restaurant and it was absolutely wonderful. The service, food, and atmosphere was top notch. Definitely will go there again.

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SmmNYorker
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation for four but as it was another joined our group. They were very accommodating and moved us to another table that would suit our needs.Service a bit slow but what establishment isn’t currently due to staffing shortages? Fare is top notch and staff attentive, friendly, and courteous. If you’re downtown and looking for great food in a semi casual atmosphere, I recommend visiting here.

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vipCarolB
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back post pandemic and Bacchus remains an outstanding venue for dinner. Excellent food, wine, and cocktails. Service was outstanding. Looking forward to going back.

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Rctes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Our drinks and appetizers were great. I was disappointed the filet was not on the menu that I saw online so I got the zucchini pasta which really wasn’t pasta and it was more of a soup so I was disappointed. Usually zucchini pasta looks like and has a similar texture like pasta but this was very thick and crunchy.

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bflove
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought friends who were visiting from NJ and they were so impressed! They said the servers in NJ don’t give you the time of day. Our server, Justin, was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food was exceptional as always. Looking forward to our next occasion to visit!

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great
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

first time eating here. Will definitely return and recommend to others

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vipSouthtownsfoodie
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. David was out server- he was wonderful and attentive. Food was amazing as usual!

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AnnaD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal - had the rib eye with Gorgonzola crust - perfection. Friend had the roasted chicken - nothing but compliments. Love Bacchus. Highly recommend.

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PAULF
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous wine list priced right. The food (all dishes for two people) was excellent. Reasonably priced for type of restaurant. Impeccable service by Maxwell. Would absolutely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and extremely accommodating for my daughter who is Gluten Free.

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KathleenK
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the Crusted Swordfish with Risotto. Excellent! We were hoping to eat outdoors but the patio was closed due to earlier rain. This is the first time I ate indoors in a restaurant since the Pandemic. It is big enough to feel safe and socially distanced. A great location to one stop parking and walk to the alleyway theatre. It is my go to restaurant now!

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vipwilliam
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best outdoor patio dining in Buffalo

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noel
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just what we wanted! My wife and I were entertaining another couple who we hadn't seen in a long time. The food was absolutely wonderful, and the service was prompt yet deferential. It was very comfortable and we were able to relax and talk with old friends. I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a great atmosphere. Our first time there and I have lived in the area for year. Kudos!

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ZeEK
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s 17th birthday and just happened to stumble across this restaurant on-line as it was our first time visiting the area. Our waitress was fantastic as well as the mandalas she painted in the courtyard! Every part of our meal was so delicious and flavorful!

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Barbie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. Waiter just needs a little more personality and attentiveness but I can’t hold that against the experience overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good on every level

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for a date or special occasion-great atmosphere, outstanding service and food, extensive wine list…we had a top notch meal and a wonderful time.

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BigLi
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way ! Terrific food, great vibe, excellent service by Kevin !!

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ElCohen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was prepared exceptionally well. It was the best meal we've had in a restaurant in years. The service was excellent. Kristin is the best.

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AlanaW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I must say the food was excellent. I always order the beet salad and it didn’t disappoint. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the butternut squash complemented the fish nicely. The creme brûlée was creamy and delicious. It came with one small strawberry as a garnish, a small disappointment since the menu says berries so I expected “creme brûlée with berries” so I expected a little more. Overall a wonderful meal.

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Mtarbell
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorites! Even got a glass of champagne on the house for our 40th wedding anniversary! Love this place!

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vipsandyr
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great patio, great service, will be back

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AlyssaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We came to celebrate my sisters Engagement, the service was outstanding as well as the food. We had almost every small plate that was offered, all good things to say about the experience. We'll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderfull. Our server was very attentive and our food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxing and perfect for a romantic evening. Will certainly be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chef in Buffalo

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em14k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guest from out of town

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vipRICKD
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience! Perfect evening. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming starting with the valet, front desk staff and waiter. They checked every box a fine dining establishment should embody. The food was delicious and served with panache. The portion sizes were large and doggy bags were requested. The manager treated us to complimentary desserts to help us celebrate our anniversary. Excellent rating for every category.

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TerriH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first dining experience at Bacchus. I was told by friends that it would be a wonderful experience and it was! Our waiter, the food and the ambiance were memorable. It was my first time there but it will not be the last.

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KimS
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter just moved to Buffalo. We went to Bacchus to celebrate her move. It was a lovely meal. A great way to top off the move-in experience.

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BCabin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacchus is a place that never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance make for an enjoyable dining experience. Wine choices are many and small and large plate offerings are delicious and visually appealing. The wait staff is knowledgeable and the chefs are always willing to accommodate patrons with dietary restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wait staff ever! Kristen was very personable and patient. She explained everything and guaranteed the food would be great or she would make it right and she was right! Everything was great! The ambiance is very nice and quiet

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vipRonaldW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent dinner

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DonaldS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience… the drinks, food, service and atmosphere!

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vipteeniebeenie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delectable! Sea Bass was cooked just right. The herb risotto was light but perfect with the fish. Rib eye was savory and tender. Plus Kevin, our server was very attentive without imposing in our arena of dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
56 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food wasn’t particularly good. Waiter was very nice, but service was very slow. Disappointed as have always thought highly if Bacchus.

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Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 2170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.